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Response to clarkkentvotes (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 12:17 AM

5. It seems Sepúlveda was trying to impact the outcome of said elections - but at whose behest?

The simple fact is that electronic voting and tabulation systems have repeatedly been shown to not only be prone to hacking; but that they seem to have deliberately been designed that way. This was, in fact, the finding of Dutch election authorities in 2007 - who then promptly discarded all electronic voting machines.

Here in the U.S. - where, lest we forget, our democracy has been under undisguised attack by right-wing billionaires by way of the Supreme Court among others - you would think that this would be a settled matter by now, given all we've known since the days of Diebold. the 2004 Ohio irregularities, as well as Bev Harris' groundbreaking film Hacking America.

But for many - including a few here on DU (granted, they may be trolls) - it's just too awful to believe. It's a shame, because burying our heads in the sand won't help matters (on the contrary).

As mere observers. of course, we can only hope and trust that computer security experts will be on the case on election night (as they were in 2012, when Rove apparently had hackers attempt to tamper with the Ohio vote).

On a lighter note, welcome to DU Clarkkentvotes! Truth, Justice, and the American Way, right?

All the Best.

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